Safe & Sound, Inc. was founded in 1998 as a comprehensive, community-based response to crime and violence in the City of Milwaukee. Since 1998, Safe & Sound has been dedicated to improving safety in challenged Milwaukee’s neighborhoods. Our three-pronged strategy advances: (1) partnerships with law enforcement, (2) community organizing and (3) youth development. In 2011, we received a White House Champion of Change Award for our innovative approach to making neighborhoods safer. We unite residents, youth, law enforcement and community resources to build safe and empowered neighborhoods. We currently have a neighborhood team in five Milwaukee Police Department districts – Districts 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7.
Our mission is to unite residents, youth, law enforcement and community resources to build safe and empowered neighborhoods.
District Team Structure
Our neighborhood teams consist of three pillars, representative of our three-pronged strategy, and they include a neighborhood safety coordinator, community organizer, and youth organizer.
Neighborhood Safety Coordinator –
The Neighborhood Safety Coordinator (NCS) serves as a liaison between City of Milwaukee residents living in the assigned Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) districts and various lawenforcement, other government agencies, and the Assistant District Attorneys serving as Community Prosecutors in these neighborhoods.
Community Organizer -
Community Organizers are neighborhood mobilizers who conduct outreach and organize residents year round, listening to, and addressing, the individual concerns of residents. Organizers develop neighborhoodbased initiatives, enhancing safety and positively impacting the community and improving overall quality of life for residents. The strategy is based on year-round outreach in Milwaukee’s high-crime neighborhoods.
Youth Organizer -
Youth Organizers are neighborhood mobilizers who conduct outreach and organize youth year round. They recruit youth to available youth programming. They also work with youth leaders to implement community and neighborhood improvement projects. The youth organizers will work as a member of their district team to build stability and cohesion in target neighborhoods.
Safe & Sound’s mission is to unite residents, youth, law enforcement and community resources to build safe and empowered neighborhoods. Learn about who is on our team, where we work, and how we can help you!
Our vision is a safe neighborhood for everyone in Milwaukee.